Writs & Cures: Transforming healthcare through the arts

Special guest in this edition of Writs and Cures is Dr Catherine Crock – a physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital who founded the Hush Foundation, an organisation that aims to transform healthcare through the use of the arts. Cath’s work with the Hush foundation began with producing music used to calm patients and staff,…

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Writs & Cures: Supporting young people through cancer

In this edition of Writs and Cures the team are joined by two special guests from Canteen Australia – the national organisation dedicated to helping young people deal with the challenges of cancer. A third of Australians experience cancer at some stage in their life, but perhaps one of the hardest times is during adolescence.…

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AFL star Gavin Crosisca: from addiction to counsellor

Two special guests appear in this edition of Writs and Cures. In Soapbox Nerida Wallace, CEO of the law Institute, talks women in the legal profession and how far things have come in the 112 years since the first woman was admitted to legal practice in Australia. Second guest in the hour is Gavin Crosisca.…

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Writs & Cures: Jeff Kennett reflects on his years at Beyond Blue

Special guest in this edition of Writs & Cures is former Victorian Premier and the retiring chairman and founder of Beyond Blue, the Hon. Jeff Kennett. Jeff reflected on how Beyond Blue came about, its role is in our community and how he sees this role developing in the future. Plus in Soapbox, our resident…

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An update on changes to the Adult Parole Board

In this edition of Writs and Cures His Honour Peter Couzens, the Chair of the Adult Parole Board provides an update on the operation of the Adult Parole Board since he joined Writs and Cures last year and discusses some significant increases to its powers. Plus for Law Week you will meet Joh Kirby, Executive…

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How charities are regulated & BeyondBlue

In this edition of Writs and Cures the team take a look at charities. Whilst the vast majority do great work, there are traps for the uninitiated. Bill explains obligations of the directors of charities, and has a few things to say about their regulations and the penalties if they get it wrong. Writs and…

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Child health: the poll that asks what parents think

Special guest in this edition of Writs and Cures is Dr Anthea Rhodes, the director of the Australian Child Health Poll. The health poll is a novel approach to healthcare – rather than health policy being directed solely by expert opinion and politics – the health poll aims to include the voice of the people.…

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